ASTM F2516 - 18

    Standard Test Method for Tension Testing of Nickel-Titanium Superelastic Materials

    Active Standard ASTM F2516 | Developed by Subcommittee: F04.15

    Book of Standards Volume: 13.02


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 Tension tests provide information on the strength and the elastic and plastic properties of materials under uniaxial tensile stresses.

    5.2 Tension tests, as described in this test method, also provide information on the superelasticity, as defined in Terminology F2005, of the material at the test temperature.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the tension testing of superelastic nickel-titanium (nitinol) materials, specifically the methods for determination of upper plateau strength, lower plateau strength, residual elongation, tensile strength, and elongation.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E6 Terminology Relating to Methods of Mechanical Testing

    E8/E8M Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials

    E83 Practice for Verification and Classification of Extensometer Systems

    E111 Test Method for Youngs Modulus, Tangent Modulus, and Chord Modulus

    E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods

    E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method

    E1876 Test Method for Dynamic Youngs Modulus, Shear Modulus, and Poissons Ratio by Impulse Excitation of Vibration

    E3098 Test Method for Mechanical Uniaxial Pre-strain and Thermal Free Recovery of Shape Memory Alloys

    F2004 Test Method for Transformation Temperature of Nickel-Titanium Alloys by Thermal Analysis

    F2005 Terminology for Nickel-Titanium Shape Memory Alloys

    F2082/F2082M Test Method for Determination of Transformation Temperature of Nickel-Titanium Shape Memory Alloys by Bend and Free Recovery


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.120.40 (Nickel, chromium and their alloys)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11101711(Non ferrous alloy)


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    DOI: 10.1520/F2516-18

    Citation Format

    ASTM F2516-18, Standard Test Method for Tension Testing of Nickel-Titanium Superelastic Materials, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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